EINWEIHUNGSFEIER, Bauhaus Dessau, 1926

Event: Opening of the new Bauhaus building in Dessau, designed by Walter Gropius

Opening: December 4, 1926, 11.15 a.m.

Dimensions: 14.8 x 34.9 cm

Program: December 4, 1926: Opening party in the auditorium, a tour through the new building designed by Walter Gropius, a tour through the Törten housing settlement, and a party at the Bauhaus from 8 p.m. December 5, 1926: Film screening at 11.30 a.m.

Further Information: Walter Gropius designed the new Bauhaus School building on commission of the city of Dessau, where it was built between 19251926. He used glass to reveal the construction and elements of the building and designed parts of the building in relation to the function they have. In 1972, the building was renovated for the first time and again in 2006. Today, the building functions again as a place of research, teaching, exhibiting, and design. More information via www.bauhaus-dessau.de.


Images: Images of the invitation and all other archival documents shown on this page are part of the online collection of Archiv der Avantgarden, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden.

Walter Gropius